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It's a GIANT world...

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Register for GIS Day 2014 for a chance to win a "It's a GIANT world..." t-shirt!

In honor of the Giant's World Series victory the North Bay GIS User Group has teamed up with Griffin Map Design to give you a chance to win this t-shirt.

To qualify just register by November 4th using the below link.

Want a better chance at winning... then follow these simple steps to get a second entry into the drawing:

  1. Go to
  2. Post on your website a GIS Day image with a link to
  3. Send us a link to your page

Eventbrite - North Bay GIS Day 2014

*Registration is not required to attend this event, but it does help us make this the best event possible.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 October 2014 11:52

North Bay GIS Day - Save the Date

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North Bay GIS Day Save the Date card

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 August 2014 08:33

Sonoma County Craft Beverage Map

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On Friday the Sonoma County Economic Development Board released an interactive map showing all the unique craft beverages Sonoma County has to offer! This simple mapping application uses a template from Esri's story map page and an ArcGIS Online map. You can view and interact with the map at

The Press Democrat's Beer Country blog has a nice write up about it at

Craft Beverage Map image


Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 February 2014 21:24

Job Opportunity - Open Space District Easement Monitoring Technician

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The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District is currently recruiting for one (1) full-time Open Space District (OSD) Easement Monitoring Technician. This entry-level position has the primary role of monitoring protected lands to ensure landowner compliance with conservation easements and will perform the following types of duties:

  • Monitoring properties protected by conservation easements, which includes researching property information, using maps for navigation, driving and hiking on protected lands, and gathering monitoring data (including photographs and GPS data).
  • Working with staff, landowners, and volunteers to coordinate monitoring activities.
  • Preparing monitoring reports and supporting maps and photos, which includes basic cartography using ArcGIS and data entry using Microsoft Access.
  • Collecting and incorporating data, including GPS data, into GIS database.
  • Preparing maps as necessary using GIS.
  • Discussing observations of property conditions with District staff and analyzing land use activities in terms of easement compliance.
If you are interested in this position please go to the County of Sonoma's Job Posting to apply.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 21:21

Job Opportunity - Napa County GIS/Accela

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The County of Napa is seeking an experienced professional to support the enterprise GIS and Accela Automation permitting solutions, integrate these applications across multiple systems and technologies including SQL Server and SQL Server Reporting Services and to develop custom and off-the-shelf web and mobile GIS applications.

The ideal candidate will be well versed in both GIS and Accela. However, candidates with experience in GIS or Accela that have the experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to learn the other technology are encouraged to apply.

For full details, look for Information Systems Specialist II – GIS/Accela on the Napa County Website -

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 January 2014 21:15

Internship Opportunity - Marin Municipal Water District

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Marin Municipal Water District - Natural Resource Program Internships

Unpaid internship positions available are involved with vegetation ecology, biological monitoring, GIS and GPS. Students must commit to 35 hours during a semester and have substantial knowledge in one of these disciplines or the aptitude to learn.

Closing date for spring semester applications: January 15, 2012

For more information you can visit MMWD: Natural Resource Program Internships.


Last Updated on Saturday, 14 January 2012 18:57

Twitter Language Map

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Mapping Languages Using Twitter

Last week I ran across this map by Eric Fischer. I thought it was a very interesting way to map languages using a technology that is so pervasive. Here is a map where the language of the tweets tell the story of culture. Countries with their own single language are distinguishable (Portugal) while countries with multiple languages blend in with their surrounding countries (Belgium and Switzerland).

Follow the link a take a look at the detailed map.

Language communities of Twitter by Eric Fischer


Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 January 2012 20:51
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